Fact Sheet/FAQs

How to Improve Electronic Health Record Usability and Patient Safety.

Pew Charitable Trusts.

The usability of electronic health record (EHR) systems can affect clinicians' ability to provide safe patient care. This fact sheet summarizes the results of a stakeholder meeting that explored usability problems and identified three improvement strategies that focused on effective testing, user assessment of EHR safety, and sharing of lessons learned.